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Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States

The following ISS sightings are possible from Wednesday Jul 8, 2020 through Friday Jul 24, 2020

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Thu Jul 9, 1:16 AM 2 min 28° 28° above N 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 9, 2:51 AM 2 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above N  
Thu Jul 9, 4:29 AM 2 min 17° 10° above NNW 17° above N  
Fri Jul 10, 00:30 AM < 1 min 16° 16° above NE 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 10, 2:03 AM 2 min 16° 11° above NW 16° above N  
Fri Jul 10, 3:41 AM 2 min 15° 10° above NNW 15° above N  
Sat Jul 11, 1:17 AM 1 min 19° 18° above NW 18° above N  
Sat Jul 11, 2:53 AM 2 min 14° 10° above NNW 14° above N  
Sat Jul 11, 4:30 AM 2 min 27° 11° above NW 27° above NNE  
Sun Jul 12, 00:30 AM 2 min 24° 24° above N 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 12, 2:05 AM 2 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above N  
Sun Jul 12, 3:42 AM 2 min 20° 11° above NNW 20° above N  
Sun Jul 12, 11:42 PM 2 min 31° 31° above N 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 13, 1:17 AM 2 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above N  
Mon Jul 13, 2:54 AM 2 min 16° 10° above NNW 16° above N  
Mon Jul 13, 4:31 AM 6 min 59° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Mon Jul 13, 9:15 PM 5 min 18° 10° above S 10° above E  
Mon Jul 13, 10:50 PM 6 min 51° 10° above WSW 11° above NE  
Tue Jul 14, 00:29 AM 4 min 16° 11° above NW 11° above NNE  
Tue Jul 14, 2:07 AM 1 min 14° 10° above NNW 14° above N  
Tue Jul 14, 3:43 AM 6 min 38° 10° above NW 11° above E  
Tue Jul 14, 10:02 PM 6 min 85° 10° above SW 12° above NE  
Tue Jul 14, 11:40 PM 5 min 19° 10° above WNW 10° above NNE  
Wed Jul 15, 1:19 AM 4 min 14° 10° above NNW 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 15, 2:55 AM 5 min 27° 11° above NW 11° above E  
Wed Jul 15, 4:32 AM 6 min 47° 10° above WNW 10° above SSE  
Wed Jul 15, 9:14 PM 6 min 54° 10° above SW 10° above ENE  
Wed Jul 15, 10:52 PM 5 min 25° 11° above WNW 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 16, 00:30 AM 4 min 14° 10° above NW 10° above NNE  
Thu Jul 16, 2:07 AM 5 min 20° 11° above NNW 10° above ENE  
Thu Jul 16, 3:44 AM 6 min 83° 10° above NW 12° above SE  
Thu Jul 16, 10:04 PM 6 min 34° 11° above W 11° above NE  
Thu Jul 16, 11:45 PM 1 min 13° 13° above N 10° above NNE  
Fri Jul 17, 1:20 AM 4 min 17° 10° above NNW 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 17, 2:56 AM 6 min 57° 10° above NW 11° above ESE  
Fri Jul 17, 4:34 AM 4 min 16° 11° above W 10° above S  
Fri Jul 17, 9:15 PM 6 min 52° 10° above WSW 11° above NE  
Fri Jul 17, 10:56 PM 2 min 16° 16° above N 11° above NNE  
Sat Jul 18, 00:34 AM 2 min 15° 15° above NNE 10° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 2:08 AM 3 min 35° 10° above NW 35° above N  
Sat Jul 18, 8:34 PM < 1 min 12° 12° above NE 12° above NE  
Sat Jul 18, 10:08 PM 2 min 20° 20° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Sat Jul 18, 11:46 PM 2 min 14° 14° above N 10° above NE  
Sun Jul 19, 1:20 AM 1 min 20° 11° above NW 20° above NNW  
Sun Jul 19, 9:20 PM 3 min 25° 25° above NNW 11° above NE  
Sun Jul 19, 10:57 PM 2 min 14° 14° above N 10° above NNE  
Mon Jul 20, 00:33 AM 2 min 20° 10° above NNW 20° above N  
Mon Jul 20, 8:32 PM 2 min 33° 33° above N 11° above NE  
Mon Jul 20, 10:09 PM 2 min 14° 14° above N 10° above NNE  
Mon Jul 20, 11:46 PM 1 min 17° 16° above N 16° above NNE  
Tue Jul 21, 9:21 PM 2 min 16° 16° above NNW 11° above NNE  
Tue Jul 21, 10:58 PM 2 min 15° 14° above N 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 22, 00:33 AM < 1 min 14° 10° above NW 14° above NW  
Wed Jul 22, 8:33 PM 2 min 20° 20° above NNW 10° above NNE  
Wed Jul 22, 10:10 PM 2 min 14° 13° above N 10° above NE  
Wed Jul 22, 11:46 PM < 1 min 22° 18° above NNW 22° above N  
2020-07-09 05:16:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 1:16 AM,2 min,28°,28° above N,11° above NE|2020-07-09 06:51:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 2:51 AM,2 min,14°,10° above NW,14° above N|2020-07-09 08:29:00.0,Thu Jul 9, 4:29 AM,2 min,17°,10° above NNW,17° above N|2020-07-10 04:30:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 00:30 AM,< 1 min,16°,16° above NE,11° above NE|2020-07-10 06:03:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 2:03 AM,2 min,16°,11° above NW,16° above N|2020-07-10 07:41:00.0,Fri Jul 10, 3:41 AM,2 min,15°,10° above NNW,15° above N|2020-07-11 05:17:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 1:17 AM,1 min,19°,18° above NW,18° above N|2020-07-11 06:53:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 2:53 AM,2 min,14°,10° above NNW,14° above N|2020-07-11 08:30:00.0,Sat Jul 11, 4:30 AM,2 min,27°,11° above NW,27° above NNE|2020-07-12 04:30:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 00:30 AM,2 min,24°,24° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-12 06:05:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 2:05 AM,2 min,14°,10° above NW,14° above N|2020-07-12 07:42:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 3:42 AM,2 min,20°,11° above NNW,20° above N|2020-07-13 03:42:00.0,Sun Jul 12, 11:42 PM,2 min,31°,31° above N,11° above NE|2020-07-13 05:17:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 1:17 AM,2 min,14°,10° above NW,14° above N|2020-07-13 06:54:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 2:54 AM,2 min,16°,10° above NNW,16° above N|2020-07-13 08:31:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 4:31 AM,6 min,59°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2020-07-14 01:15:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 9:15 PM,5 min,18°,10° above S,10° above E|2020-07-14 02:50:00.0,Mon Jul 13, 10:50 PM,6 min,51°,10° above WSW,11° above NE|2020-07-14 04:29:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 00:29 AM,4 min,16°,11° above NW,11° above NNE|2020-07-14 06:07:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 2:07 AM,1 min,14°,10° above NNW,14° above N|2020-07-14 07:43:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 3:43 AM,6 min,38°,10° above NW,11° above E|2020-07-15 02:02:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 10:02 PM,6 min,85°,10° above SW,12° above NE|2020-07-15 03:40:00.0,Tue Jul 14, 11:40 PM,5 min,19°,10° above WNW,10° above NNE|2020-07-15 05:19:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 1:19 AM,4 min,14°,10° above NNW,10° above NE|2020-07-15 06:55:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 2:55 AM,5 min,27°,11° above NW,11° above E|2020-07-15 08:32:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 4:32 AM,6 min,47°,10° above WNW,10° above SSE|2020-07-16 01:14:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 9:14 PM,6 min,54°,10° above SW,10° above ENE|2020-07-16 02:52:00.0,Wed Jul 15, 10:52 PM,5 min,25°,11° above WNW,11° above NE|2020-07-16 04:30:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 00:30 AM,4 min,14°,10° above NW,10° above NNE|2020-07-16 06:07:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 2:07 AM,5 min,20°,11° above NNW,10° above ENE|2020-07-16 07:44:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 3:44 AM,6 min,83°,10° above NW,12° above SE|2020-07-17 02:04:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 10:04 PM,6 min,34°,11° above W,11° above NE|2020-07-17 03:45:00.0,Thu Jul 16, 11:45 PM,1 min,13°,13° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-17 05:20:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 1:20 AM,4 min,17°,10° above NNW,11° above NE|2020-07-17 06:56:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 2:56 AM,6 min,57°,10° above NW,11° above ESE|2020-07-17 08:34:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 4:34 AM,4 min,16°,11° above W,10° above S|2020-07-18 01:15:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 9:15 PM,6 min,52°,10° above WSW,11° above NE|2020-07-18 02:56:00.0,Fri Jul 17, 10:56 PM,2 min,16°,16° above N,11° above NNE|2020-07-18 04:34:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 00:34 AM,2 min,15°,15° above NNE,10° above NE|2020-07-18 06:08:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 2:08 AM,3 min,35°,10° above NW,35° above N|2020-07-19 00:34:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 8:34 PM,< 1 min,12°,12° above NE,12° above NE|2020-07-19 02:08:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 10:08 PM,2 min,20°,20° above NNW,10° above NNE|2020-07-19 03:46:00.0,Sat Jul 18, 11:46 PM,2 min,14°,14° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-19 05:20:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 1:20 AM,1 min,20°,11° above NW,20° above NNW|2020-07-20 01:20:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 9:20 PM,3 min,25°,25° above NNW,11° above NE|2020-07-20 02:57:00.0,Sun Jul 19, 10:57 PM,2 min,14°,14° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-20 04:33:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 00:33 AM,2 min,20°,10° above NNW,20° above N|2020-07-21 00:32:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 8:32 PM,2 min,33°,33° above N,11° above NE|2020-07-21 02:09:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 10:09 PM,2 min,14°,14° above N,10° above NNE|2020-07-21 03:46:00.0,Mon Jul 20, 11:46 PM,1 min,17°,16° above N,16° above NNE|2020-07-22 01:21:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 9:21 PM,2 min,16°,16° above NNW,11° above NNE|2020-07-22 02:58:00.0,Tue Jul 21, 10:58 PM,2 min,15°,14° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-22 04:33:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 00:33 AM,< 1 min,14°,10° above NW,14° above NW|2020-07-23 00:33:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 8:33 PM,2 min,20°,20° above NNW,10° above NNE|2020-07-23 02:10:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 10:10 PM,2 min,14°,13° above N,10° above NE|2020-07-23 03:46:00.0,Wed Jul 22, 11:46 PM,< 1 min,22°,18° above NNW,22° above N|

The space station looks like an airplane or a very bright star moving across the sky, except it doesn���t have flashing lights or change direction. It will also be moving considerably faster than a typical airplane (airplanes generally fly at about 600 miles per hour; the space station flies at 17,500 miles per hour).

Below is a time-lapse photo of the space station moving across the sky.

The International Space Station is seen in this 30 second exposure as it flies over Elkton, VA early in the morning, Saturday, August 1, 2015. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls The International Space Station is seen in this 30 second exposure as it flies over Elkton, VA early in the morning, Saturday, August 1, 2015. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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How do I Spot The Station?

What does all this sighting information mean?

Time��is when the sighting opportunity will begin in your local time zone. All sightings will occur within a few hours before or after sunrise or sunset. This is the optimum viewing period as the sun reflects off the space station and contrasts against the darker sky.

Visible��is the maximum time period the space station is visible before crossing back below the horizon.

Max Height��is measured in degrees (also known as elevation). It represents the height of the space station from the horizon in the night sky. The horizon is at zero degrees, and directly overhead is ninety degrees. If you hold your fist at arm���s length and place your fist resting on the horizon, the top will be about 10 degrees.

Appears is the location in the sky where the station will be visible first. This value, like maximum height, also is measured in degrees from the horizon. The letters represent compass directions -- N is north, WNW is west by northwest, and so on.

Disappears represents where in the night sky the International Space Station will leave your field of view.

Astronomical Horizon chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.